Alexandra Stoaks, 8, peers through a magnifying glass featured in one of the exhibits at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Stoaks and her family attended the Dec. 27 Winter Break Family Fun Day at the center. The visitor center hosts community events throughout the year, including weekly winter walks and film screenings. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Families turn out for fun at the refuge

Kids and adults explore the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and participate in hands-on activities during a family fun day on Dec. 27. The event offered crafts, a scavenger hunt and film screening.The visitor center hosts events throughout the year, including weekly winter walks and screenings of wildlife movies. In January, the center will host an avalanche awareness class, a history talk by Alaska guide author Catherine Cassidy, a full moon snowshoe walk and a dog mushing demonstration and book signing.

Audrey Larson, 13, and Phillip Larson, 6, create paper snowflakes at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Winter Break Family Fun Day on Dec. 27. The event is just one of the many activities hosted year-round by the center. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Marian Bowser helps grandchildren Finley, 3, and Tripp, 5, create a bird feeder during an afternoon of family-friendly events hosted by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Dec. 27. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Phillip Larson, 6, takes a break from crafts at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Dec. 27. The visitor center hosted an afternoon of family-friendly activities. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Audrey Larson, 13, shows off the paper snowflake she crafted while attending a family fun day at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Dec. 27. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

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